SEATTLE (AP) -- Denver defensive end Derek Wolfe was placed on a backboard and taken away in an ambulance after injuring his neck the first quarter of a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday.
Wolfe was hurt with 9 minutes left in the quarter and on Seattle's first offensive drive. He was hurt being blocked on a running play in which Seattle's Robert Turbin gained 8 yards. The Broncos said Wolfe was being evaluated for a cervical spine injury and had movement in all of his extremities.
Denver coach John Fox said after the Broncos' 40-10 loss to Seattle that a CT scan revealed no broken bones and the team was awaiting results of an MRI.
Wolfe was expected to travel back to Denver on the charter flight, the team said.
Wolfe was initially cut on the play by Seattle's Luke Willson. As Wolfe was getting back up, fullback Michael Robinson collided with Wolfe and appeared to compress his head and neck. Wolfe remained on the ground and appeared to be moving his legs initially, but medical personnel strapped him to a backboard and took him away in an ambulance.
He was down for about 8 minutes before being taken away.
"It's a scary situation," Denver receiver Wes Welker said. "You're just praying for him and hoping that everything is OK and you definitely get concerned when you see the ambulance come out and things like that. Just hoping for the best."
Denver also saw starting right guard Louis Vasquez leave with a left knee injury. The Broncos announced the injury late in the first half and said he would not return. If the injury is significant, it could be a major blow for an offensive line that has already lost center Dan Koppen to a torn ACL earlier in training camp.
Fox had no update on Vasquez after the game.